day 1940 – lunch on me

lunch for the roundtable was on me as i take my grandma out to eat at her favourite vegetarian temple. my grandma was very happy that her granddaughter is a proven and capable girl. seeing my grandmother happy makes my mom happy, which in turn makes me equally happy. my two grandmas are the reason i visit hong kong as often as i do, so naturally knowing i can do something to brighten up their lives is a fulfillment for me

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day 1925 – random gift

sometimes the perks of being an instructor is helping students not expecting anything in return. anything that involves writing reference letters, signing volunteer forms, filling in evaluations and even answering supervisor phone calls. once in a while there’ll be the odd thank you gifts. today is one of those days where i received a cadillac gift card from a parent as if it was my birthday. i wish to continue to help in any way possible not because of these thank yous, but because i can

day 1838 – funeral flowers

heavy hearted moment learning that one of my long time friend just lost her mother. i paid her family a visit and made sure she knows she’s supported. this must be a difficult moment for her and her family, but i’m really glad to see that she’s holding up well. we hung around after the prayers and chatted about how things will change and even how much she looks forward to our mini upcoming trip

day 1836 – twirls

two weeks of no progress drove me crazy and today i finally see marginal improvement from my last physio appointment. deep down i knew the answer was a no go even think about trying to go flipping. i shouldn’t risk screw up the slightest improvementby by forcing premature attempg. still, i felt like practicing my five forties so found some empty space at the gym and went at it. it’s rusty especially not being able to use my arms properly, but practice is practice

day 1729 – tape-less tape job


replacing new tape on top of old tape all week long. it appears i have tape on even when i don’t actually have any on. it’s been that kind of life since last week and i’m surviving off tape job after tape job until i can go into physio. as it stands, my workload is so insane there’s no way i can take time off for an appointment. this doesn’t stop me from going to dodgeball, and won’t stop me from going to taekwondo 

day 1627 Рkillarney growth 

doing some paperwork administrative tasks while reflecting back on my teaching career thus far. since i have taken over as branch chief instructor in 2014, killarney saturday has steadily grown. it used to hover in the eighties and nineties, but that has changed since. one hundred and ten students enrolled across my saturday classes this term is an impressive number. the steady growth in the number of students is a compliment i’ll take. it just goes to show that i’ve poured my heart and soul into giving the best instruction i could possibly provide. i’d say i can say i definitely earned the lead role and. i intend on growing and improving killarney with each term

day 1503 – evaluation

vachl evaluation day for us new league players to be placed on teams. we skated through a number of skating and stick handling drills before a scrimmage. it was all pretty standard; was hoping my pregame workout didn’t tire out my legs as much. slightly shaken after a goalie poke check inadvertently speared me in the ribs but two breakaway goals to be happy about. it’s the first time mo decided show up to any of my hockey action; i thought i did fairly well for the most part. a subtle elated feeling to see that he can be there sometimes, even if he was only there for the hockey